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Stacey DeCastro

A nationally renowned player, Stacey DeCastro, is the current national record holder for the most goals scored in a game, season, and career. He also holds the record for most assists in a season and career. In addition to being a record holder and college All-American, Stacey is an experienced coach, having coached youth, high school, and college squads. Stacey formerly coached at Husson College and Bowdoin College in Maine. He has coached St. Andrews high school in Barrington, RI and at Joseph Case high school in Swansea, MA. Under his coaching at Joseph Case, the team won the South Coast League and attended state semi-finals. For the past seven years, Stacey has been the head soccer coach at Providence Country Day in East Providence, RI. The PCD Knights won the New England Championship title in 2000, 2002, 2003, and 2004 and were New England finalists in 2001.

Stacey is a USSF "A" licensed coach and has recently received his international coaching diploma. Over his coaching career he has successfully coached various youth teams both indoor and outdoor. For many years he has been actively involved in the State Olympic Development Program for the boys in Rhode Island, where he coached and held the position of Director of Coaches. He is currently coaching the Bayside U-14 team and formerly coached the Bayside Stompers and Strikers to youth national rankings. While coaching for Bayside his teams have won ten Rhode Island State Championships. Stacey has also served on the regional staff as a player evaluator and he continues to have contact with many of the college and regional coaches working together to introduce many young talented soccer players.


John Mark Andrade

Head coach of the U-14 Boys for Bayside United Premier Soccer Club as well as Assistant Coaching Director for Bayside United, John Mark is also the assistant coach of the East Providence High School Boys Varsity team. Currently on the staff of the  Rhode Island Olympic Development Program entering his fourth season as an ODP coach. He has currently been coaching with Bayside United for six years.

As a high school player, John Mark was a two time All-State Midfielder at East Providence High School and in 1997 was named N.S.C.A.A. All-American 1st Team as well as being named Rhode Island Gatorade and Umbro Player of the Year. During this time he was a member of the Region 1 Olympic Development Team that traveled to Brazil in 1997 and 1998.

As a college player, John Mark continued to excel as a four year starter for Division 1, Syracuse University, where he became a two time All Big East Member (2000 and 2001), two time All Northeast Region Member (2000 and 2001), two time Syracuse Most Valuable Player and served as Team Captain from 2000 - 2001. Andrade finished his career ranked 7th on Syracuse's All-Time Assist board. After College John Mark was drafted in the 2nd round of the A-League Draft in 2002 by the Rochester Rhinos. He also played and trained with Maritimo in Madeira of the Portuguese SuperLiga and Fafe F.C. of Portugal's Division 2B.

Christina Richard

Christina is the Head Coach of the Dean College Bulldog Women's Soccer program.  Previously the assistant coach, she took over the head position in December of 2004.  Under her tutelage, the squad looks to build on the solid nucleus of players that remain from last season.

Christina has established a name for herself in both the club and Olympic Development Programs within Rhode Island.  This fall she will enter her fifth season with the Rhode Island ODP program, where, for the past four years, she has worked with several age groups and trained goalkeepers.  She has recently stepped down from her position with the Rhode Island Rays program, where she guided the U-16 Sting and trained all of the clubs goalkeepers. 

Richard had a successful collegiate career at Bryant University.  After winning only 3 games in her first season, Richard helped her team elevate to a 13-5-2 mark in her second year.  The recipient of the NE-10 Rookie of the Week and NE Player of the Week, she graduated second in career wins at Bryant.  In her tenure at Bryant, her team appeared in two NE-10 tournaments and competed in the NCAA tournament in 2001.